University of Sussex – The Meeting House
What it is
One of the notable buildings at the University, the Meeting House is a Grade I listed building which is both a Chapel and meeting place for students to enjoy peace and reflect on issues and actions that affect their time at the University.
It is a complex structure formed with an assymetric truncated conical roof covered with copper and pitched stained glass central roof light. Externally the walls are section precast concrete blocks with antique fixed glass panes providing coloured light to the interior.
Value approximately £500,000.
What we did
We were both Building Surveyor and Cost Consultant for the repair and refurbishment of the building that comprised the re-making of the stained glass roof light, repairs to the leaking copper roof and cleaning and repairs to the external and internal walls and structure. Combined with this, we designed and installed a new disabled lift with curved brick enclosing walls to match the existing fretted design and new internal low energy lighting and audio visual equipment.
MacConvilles Project Lead
Chartered Building Surveyor
Tel: 01273 692611